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Statewide Senior NYO Games Alaska.
For students grades 7-12 or who are currently enrolledin a GED program with amaximum age of 19-years-old. Held for 3 days: April 25
at theDena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska.
Competition Categories and Games
There is a male and female division for each of the game events, with
. The traditional Native games in which the participantscompete include the following events:
Statewide Junior NYO Games
1st & 2nd Graders: kneel jump, Eskimo stick pull and seal hopNOTE: see page 13, 14 for seal hop 3rd & 4th Graders: arm pull, two foot high kick and wrist carry5th & 6th Graders: Alaskan high kick, one foot high kick and scissorbroad jump.
Statewide Senior NYO Games
Toe kick, seal hop, Eskimo stick pull, Indian stick pull, one foot highkick, two foot high kick, wrist carry, Alaskan high kick, kneel jump, andone arm reach.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals:
Awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd placewinners in each event for both the boys and girls.
In SNYO Male and Female SportsmanshipSelections as determined by a vote of the Officials and coaches. Male andFemale outstanding athletes are determined by overall points.
Gloria Walker Team Sportsmanship Award:
Gloria Walker was activelyinvolved in the games for many years as the NYO coordinator, competitor,coach and Official with the NYO Games Alaska/World Eskimo IndianOlympics.Although Mrs. Walker has passed away, her dedication and love of thetraditional games continues to provide inspiration for youth today.Selection of a Sr.NYO team based on outstanding sportsmanship isdetermined by a vote of the Officials and the coaches (one coach per team).
Given to the top five Sr.NYO teams, based on thecombined point accumulation of their members. The top five scoringindividuals in each event will acquire points. If a tie occurs between any of the top five ranking athletes in an event, each athlete will be awarded thefull points dictated by the placement. If there are less than five athletes inone event, each athlete will be awarded the placement points only. A teamcannot earn more than ten points per event.
1. Students of all traditions may participate in the NYO GamesAlaska; they need not be of Native descent.2. All athletes must be in good standing at their school/ GEDprogram.
Teams that are not sponsored by their school or districtmust provide proof of enrollment in an accredited 7-12 gradeschool or GED program.
Statewide Junior NYO Games
(exceptKindergarten) compete in the statewide Junior NYO Games.
Statewide Senior NYO Games:
students in grades 7-12, or who arecurrently enrolled in a GED programs (max. age 19) compete in thestatewide Senior NYO Games.4. For Sr.NYO
we encourage school districts to enter no more than oneteam. We recognize that large districts may enter more than one team.Also, a tribal council/private school or home schooled students canenter a team.5. All teams must be separately named and wear separate uniforms.6. Junior NYO teams may have
compete perevent. Sr.NYO teams may have